|One gallon Mystic Spires|
The gophers jumped over the gopher baskets. Water pooled because the clay wouldn't drain. A cold winter polished off what survived. Did we swear a lot? Yes.
Salvia Mystic Spires is one plant we have experimented with since then. The gophers don't eat it. The deer don't eat it. It doesn't care about clay. It doesn't need water after the first year. It returns after a frost. It's basically a plastic bouquet of blue flowers.
We're planting 40 next week. In the words of Carl Spackler 'Au revoir, gopher'